“Go skiing.” they said. “You’ll have fun.” they said. And they were right! You’ll have some of the best days of your life when you get out on the snow and get exploring the mountains on your skis.

However, the first time you go can be an absolute minefield. Rookie mistakes and hazards are just waiting to trip up the unsuspecting kook. Yes, we’ve all been there and yes, we’ve all made this mistakes.

But fear not. We know these beginner mistakes all too well, and if you’re about to head to the French Alps for the first time, you’ve got out handy video to keep you from straying into the wrong kind of skiing folklore.

And if you’re an old hand at this skiing lark then, well, just sit back and enjoy the mistakes you used to make, because we were all kooks one, right?